The transformative power of slow breathing - theory and practice

Free Talk - Breathing

with Peter Deadman

What the Chinese tradition calls ‘internal exercise’ embraces practices such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, Pilates and more. One common characteristic is their emphasis on slow and deep breathing, which is believed to promote mental and physical wellbeing. It is exciting that science is now beginning to understand what is going on when we breathe like this, and the findings of recent research in this field are really astonishing.

This free talk will introduce the traditional perspective on breathing practice, then move on to understand what is happening in terms of the autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability, blood pressure regulation and more. The science will be simply and clearly explained, and we will look at the excitement some of these discoveries have generated in medical and psychotherapy circles. This talk will combine theory and practice, so come ready to practise simple breathing exercises, ones which every one of us can do to rapidly improve our physical and mental state.

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